‘As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset, I am in Paradise.’ So sang The Kinks in their famous 1967 single, making the sunsets on Waterloo Bridge a world-famous phenomenon. People come from all over the world to get a taste of the romance: the bridge spanning the huge width of the Thames, the evening light reflecting off the surface. But The Kinks weren’t the first artists to celebrate Waterloo. The French Impressionist Claude Monet did 41 paintings of Waterloo Bridge while he was living in London: sunsets, sunrises, misty mornings and cloudy evenings. The bridge may have been replaced since then, but the sun still sets with the same beautiful purple over London. This design shows Waterloo Bridge from the east along the Thames. A gull darts and skims over the river, and the London Eye turns slowly in the distance. Go on: sprinkle a dash of Paradise in your kitchen!
- Made in the United Kingdom
- Made of 100% organic cotton
About Town Towels
Town Towels was an idea conceived during the 2020 world of pandemics, recession and Brexit division. We knew that despite all the apparent reasons to be fearful and divisive, there was – and remains – so much beauty, community spirit and reasons to look forward to the future here in the United Kingdom. Our simple plan was to display some of that beauty on the humble tea towel, by working with British designers whose work we admire. Tim Pearce ran a town guides publishing business for almost two decades beginning at the turn of the 21st century, based in Barry, South Wales. He spent time exploring beautiful market towns throughout England and Wales, dedicating countless hours to producing bespoke maps, designing advertisements for small local businesses, and researching the history and famous sons and daughters of these locations. Years later, Tim had the idea of producing tea towels that would depict locations throughout the country, and teamed up with son Luke to start the business together during the 2020 pandemic. With an enthusiasm to try new things that would help spread some positivity in what otherwise seemed like a hopeless and divisive time, they got going. After Tim put together some initial designs, and Luke built relations with other British designers, they made their first order with the manufacturers in the Midlands. Town Towels finally launched in September 2020.
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